The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Engineering Services global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Engineering Services industry provides surveys; feasibility and technical studies; geotechnical investigation; and environmental impact studies for transportation, building, energy, industrial, mining and water and sewage industries. Industry revenue increased over the five years to 2017, due to strong investments in infrastructure, building and industrial construction in developing economies across the globe. Over the five years to 2022, stronger global economic growth and construction activity are forecast to help increase industry revenue. However, industry profit is expected to stagnate, as trends in consolidation among the industry's largest players will abate pricing pressures for large-scale construction and development projects...

Industry Investment

The industry has a low level of capital intensity and high labor intensity. The ratio of wages to capital depreciation charges is indicative of an industry's relative labor or capital intensity, as this shows the amount of revenue absorbed by labor and capital inputs into production. IBISWorld estimates that industry operators will spend $0.04 on capital for every $1.00 spent on wages in 2017.

This is a knowledge-based industry and the principal end product is the provision of professional engineering design, assessment and management services. Labor costs account for an estimated 42.5% o..

Additional Insights for the Global Engineering Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Engineering Services Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global aggregate private investment and Industrial production index of OECD countries in the Global Engineering Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Engineering Services Industry?

    Enterprises in this industry apply physical laws and principles of engineering in the design, development and use of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and systems. The assignments may involve the provision of advice, preparation of feasibility studies, preparation of preliminary and final plans and designs, the provision of technical services on construction and project evaluation. Operators may also provide inspection and evaluation services.

    Industry Products
    Energy and power
    Building construction
    Water, sewer and waste
    Industrial and manufacturing
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Providing design and management services for construction and engineering infrastructure projects
    Providing design and management services for environmental projects
    Providing design and management services for industrial processes and equipment
    Providing construction management services
    Process management (e.g. assessing engineering and product problems)
    Project planning and economic assessments
    Feasibility studies, including environmental impact assessment and community consultation
    Providing quality management assessment and accreditation services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global aggregate private investment
  • Industrial production index of OECD countries
  • World GDP
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • LIBOR - London Interbank Offered Rate

  • Current Performance
  • Economic upswing
  • Trends and demand
  • Improved profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth markets
  • An industry overexposed to energy markets
  • Structural trends
  • Table: Global Engineering Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Engineering Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Mining
  • Global Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
  • Global Non-residential Building Construction
  • Global Infrastructure and Non-building Construction
  • Global Transport, Post and Storage
  • Global Public Administration and Defense

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Accounting Services
  • Global Business Activities
  • Global Construction
  • Global Financial Intermediation

  • Products & Services
  • Energy and power
  • Transportation
  • Building construction
  • Water, sewer and waste
  • Industrial and manufacturing
  • Other services
  • Chart: Global Engineering Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private business
  • Government bodies
  • Other engineering
  • Construction
  • Architectural
  • Individuals
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Engineering Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Engineering Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Engineering Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Engineering Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Engineering Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World GDP (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Civil Engineering
  • Area of engineering focused on the planning, designing, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure.
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Area of engineering focused on managing efficient production and involves the design of production methods, plant analysis and the application of labor and materials.
  • Initial Public Offering (Ipo)
  • The issuing of a company's common stock to the public for the first time.
  • Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • A contractual agreement between a public-sector agency and a private company, through which each party shares skills, assets and financial resources to deliver a service or facility for public use.
  • Tender
  • A written offer or bid to contract goods or services at a specified cost or rate.
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